The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, discussing general news of family, Hester Thrale Piozzi and friends including Mrs Hunter, Horace Walpole and Elizabeth Carter.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes on Mrs Piozzi (see HAM/1/17/72) and of her applying to Mrs Hunter (see HAM/1/17/58) for a translation she had written of a Latin ode written by Samuel Johnson. Hunter 'as civilly as she could - replied not chusing to be called Latin & Blue. She continues on Piozzi noting that she had heard that Mrs Piozzi had paid visits 'in person to all whom she used to visit - but she believes that some of these have been returned by tickets - how she will find it [...] is as yet uncertain'. Herries continues on Hamilton's and her friends in Clarges Street [Hamilton lived in Clarges Street prior to her marriage and often visited her friend, Mrs Vesey who also lived in the street.] Herries writes suggesting that she is now a favourite of Horace Walpole and that he has invited her to see Strawberry Hill. Herries also reports that Mrs Carter has been suffering with headaches but is now better.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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